Our Board

Dee Falls
President 2022

Dee served as president in 2003 and also show chairman in 2001-2002. Dee has painted for over 25 years, establishing herself in juried competitions across the country. Dee was the featured artist in the June/July 2019 issue of Hoover’s Magazine. She is an active member and currently on the board of Alabama Plein Air

Painting by Charlotte McDavid

Charlotte McDavid
Past President

A very early member of MBAA, Charlotte has served twice as president, a couple times as show chair, and as
club treasurer. Charlotte has a BA in history. When her children were out of school she found time to learn watercolor and has since studied with many nationally known artists. Charlotte is very active in Alabama Plein Air Artists. An award-winning watercolor artist, Charlotte has achieved Signature Bronze status in the
Watercolor Society of Alabama.

Cathy Phares
President Elect

Cathy has been immersed in art since a young child. Her father was a well-known photographer who also painted, so Cathy painted and drew alongside her father, visiting art galleries and museums. She claims no particular style as she doesn’t want to feel
constricted to only one. There’s too much fun in exploring.

Gayle Hurley
Co-VP of Programs

Gayle served as president in 2007-2009, Show Chairman in 2005 and 2012 , Senior Member-atLarge 2021. She was the creator of our first holiday
show, introduced us to email and to our first web site. Gayle has been a successful, full-time portrait artist for many years in watercolor, oil, charcoal but has now stepped back to paint just for herself. While she has always painted in a painterly representational style, she is now exploring new mediums and styles.

Lynn Briggs
Co-VP of Membership

Lynn is a past president, serving in 2009-10, as Show Chairman in 2013, Parliamentarian 2012. She grew up in Mountain Brook and was a teacher of early childhood education and elementary Education before leaving teaching in 1983 for a busy family. She
has become an award-winning watercolorist in traditional style. Colorful, detailed scenes of quaint
houses, sheep, florals.

Susan Johnsey
Co-VP of Membership

Past club editor, Susan is a self-taught artist and has studied with well known artists Ron Lewis & John Cosby. She is a math teacher and tutor by profession. Susan is analytical and logical but enjoys using the other side of her brain to be creative and inventive. She is active in the Plein Air Painters of Alabama. Susan has traveled
in her motorhome to study with nationally recognized artists as far as California or closer to home in North Carolina.